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Emergency Succession Planning

An emergency succession plan, or plan for contingencies, is developed and maintained to address circumstances related to an organization facing an unplanned event –most often the disability, death or sudden departure of key staff or board leadership. It provides needed stability and calm in a time of turmoil. It defines tasks and responsibilities to be carried out in the short term, and by whom, and includes a current inventory of all critical organizational records, service providers and key stakeholders. This document includes procedures that may be followed (or adapted to follow) in the event of such an emergency.It also includes a sample inventory which maybe adapted as prudent.